National Weather Service Training Center (Kansas City)

About IDPs

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) provides a means for NWS employees to identify short- and long-term career goals as well as training and professional development experiences needed to achieve those goals. IDPs are required for all employees, and are to be updated each year. Visit NWS Instruction 20-105 in the NWS Directive System for more information.

Suggested Activities for IDPs


  • competency
  • lms
  • read
  • toastmasters
  • college
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